This post was sponsored by Truvia® Sweet Complete®. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.
As soon as the weather has a chill in the air, my baking equipment comes out of the cabinet. Pantry shelves become filled with different varieties of flours, chocolates and nuts. And of course, I need a sweetness to make my desserts decadently good. Which is why I am sharing my first recipe of the season for my Homemade Caramel Corn using Truvia® Sweet Complete® Brown Sweetener.
This zero-calorie per serving sweetener adds a warm brown sugar flavor using plant-based stevia. When you use it in your recipes, it measures cup-for-cup making it so easy to replace traditional brown sugar in your creations. It also provides a satisfying sweetness with fewer carbs than sugar. Truvia® Sweet Complete® Brown Sweetener is NSF non-GMO certified and you can find it at your local Walmart.
One of my favorite things to do during the fall and for the holidays is to bake desserts to bring to my friends and family. I try to come up with recipes that offer variety so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Truvia® Sweet Complete® Granulated All-Purpose Sweetener provides an option for those that are on the keto plan, are diabetic or who are looking to eat less sugar.
This year, one of the first recipes I made is this Easy Homemade Caramel Corn. In less than 30 minutes, you will have a bowl of decadently delicious, molasses tasting, finger-licking good caramel corn. If it even lasts long enough to get to the bowl! What makes this recipe unique is that there is no corn syrup in it but is instead using plant-based Truvia® Sweet Complete® Brown Sweetener.
What I like to do is package goodie bags filled with the caramel corn to give out to guests or to bring to their homes for a little sweet treat. It brings a smile to everyone’s face!
Caramel Corn Recipe Tips
When making this recipe, you can make homemade popcorn or buy your favorite popped version.
Making the perfect caramel sauce is based on controlling the temperature. The first step is to melt the butter. Then, when adding the Truvia® Sweet Complete® Brown, you want to stir continuously so that the sweetener doesn’t burn. Since stovetops have such a range of power depending on the brand, you may need to do the recipe at low heat rather than medium.
This next step is once the sugar and butter have combined. Without stirring, let the mixture cook on low to medium heat for 5 minutes adding the vanilla at the four-minute mark and the baking soda at five minutes. You will see a golden brown color form at this point.
Immediately pour this hot mixture over the popped corn. I like using a large bowl or pot to make incorporating the caramel sauce over the popcorn easier. If you are adding nuts or other items, add at this point.
Then, transfer the caramel corn onto a prepared jelly roll or cookie sheet pan that has been covered in foil or a silicone liner. Let cool. If you can wait that long!
Truvia® Sweet Complete® Granulated All-Purpose Sweetener products can be found at your local Walmart or on their website for easy shopping. Try the Truvia® Sweet Complete® Brown Sweetener in your oatmeal too. Delicious! Are you ready for the Sweetness Revolution?
Easy Homemade Caramel Corn
- Jelly roll pan
- Sauce pan
- Tin foil
- 10 cups Popcorn, popped
- 1 cup Butter, salted, sweet cream
- 1 cup Truvia Sweet Complete Brown
- 2 tsps Vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp Baking soda
- Salted peanuts, cashews, chocolate chips, coconut optional
- Chocolate drizzle optional
- Place popped popcorn in a large bowl.
- Prepare jelly roll pan with tin foil or a silpat to be used to cool the popcorn.
- In medium size pot, melt butter on low heat.
- Add Truvia Sweet Complete Brown to melted butter. Stir continuously until mixture begins to boil.
- Let ingredients boil for four minutes on low to medium heat without stirring.
- At four minute mark, add vanilla. Be careful as it will splash. Stir lightly.
- At five minutes, add baking soda. Note that mixture will rise. Stir to blend.
- Remove from heat.
- Pour caramel sauce over popcorn stirring to combine so all kernels are covered.
- Transfer coated popcorn to lined jelly roll pan to cool.
- Optional: add peanuts or other nuts, chocolate chips or coconut to caramel corn before pouring onto jelly roll.